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US Open sets new attendance record as 776k fans visit Flushing Meadows

Visitors to the Billie Jean King Tennis National Centre during the 2022 Grand Slam eclipsed previous high of 737k set in 2019.

13 September 2022 Rory Jones

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The 2022 US Open tennis Grand Slam set a new attendance record, with more than 776,000 spectators visiting Flushing Meadows over the tournament’s two weeks, eclipsing the previous record of 737,000 set in 2019.

Including ‘fan week’, the whole three weeks of US Open activity at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre saw the total number of spectators reach 888,000, surpassing the previous high of 853,000 – which was also set during the 2019 event.

For the first time, every session at the 23,859 capacity Arthur Ashe Stadium was fully sold out for all sessions. According to the New York Post, with ground passes included, almost 28,000 fans were at the Billie Jean King Tennis Centre on 11th September as Carlos Alcaraz beat Casper Ruud to win the men’s singles title.

Earlier in the tournament, Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day—a cornerstone event of US Open Fan Week—also set an all-time attendance record of 35,525.

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